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Working With Intelligence

Collecting and analysing covert intelligence is at the centre of what MI5 does, and roles in these areas are critical to our mission of keeping the country safe.

Foundation Analysts

Make a huge impact in a vital intelligence role. As a Foundation Analyst, you’ll learn how to find the information we need to carry out our work effectively. It’s a complex task that’s instrumental in keeping the country safe. With our training and support, you’ll build the foundations for an exciting future career.

Agent Handlers

Our Agent Handlers work covertly with agents who provide information critical to protecting national security. Agents are not employees of MI5 but people who have information relating to threats facing the UK that we would not otherwise have access to.

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Mobile Surveillance Officers

Our Mobile Surveillance Officers follow subjects who have been identified as potential threats to national security. They observe people and places in a wide range of environments, so it is vital that they are able to blend into the background at all times.

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Covert Technical Operations Specialists

Our Covert Technical Operations Specialists take the lead in deploying a wide range of advanced MI5 technical capability to enable intelligence collection in fast paced and high profile investigations. They play a key role in progressing investigations helping to develop methods that allow us access to the computers and devices used by terrorist groups that pose a serious threat to national security.

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Intelligence and Data Analysts

At MI5, we collect data that is complex and often incomplete, and interpreting this is vital to the success of our investigations. Our structured two year programme covers the first part of this career path, placing you at the heart of MI5 investigations and training you up to use advanced data analytical techniques.

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Intelligence Officers

Intelligence Officers run MI5’s investigations into the threats we face, and the role is challenging and rewarding. Our structured two year programme covers the first part of this career path and gives you hands on experience of working with intelligence and learning how we investigate.

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The anticipation – not knowing what’s going to happen next – makes it really exciting

WHY JOIN MI5?

A career at MI5 is like no other.  Not only is it rewarding and unique but the variety here is like no-where else.  It is this variety that means most people stay at MI5 as they are able to fulfil all their career ambitions here without ever having to leave.  We are also committed to rewarding the people who work for us and demonstrating our appreciation for their vital contribution by offering an excellent range of benefits.  And due to the nature of our work it means you can’t take it home with you, so when you leave the office you really do leave your work behind you, providing you with an excellent work-life balance. Whatever role you perform, you will be directly contributing to keeping the country safe.

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